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I have a form, that has 2 sections where you can select multiple checkboxes and I have not figured out how to get those checkboxes to show up in the email. Here is what the checkboxes look like on the form:

I have the locations and characteristics saved in a checkbox group in the back in of Freeform Pro. There is a label and value assigned to each option. My code looks like this:

                                    <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left; font-weight: bold;"><b>Location Preference (check all that apply)</b></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Great Bend </label><input name="great_bend" value="Great Bend" name="support[]" type="checkbox" id="great_bend"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Hays </label><input name="hays" value="Hays" name="support[]" type="checkbox" id="hays"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>McPherson </label><input name="mcpherson" value="McPherson" name="support[]" type="checkbox" id="mcpherson"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Hutchinson </label><input name="hutchinson" value="Hutchinson" name="support[]" type="checkbox" id="hutchinson"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Colby </lable><input name="colby" value="Colby" name="support[]" type="checkbox" id="colby"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Wichita </lable><input name="wichita" value="Witchita" name="support[]" type="checkbox" id="wichita"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left; font-weight: bold;">Desired Characteristics of Your IDEAL Firm<br /><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: .9em;">Please check your top three characteristics</span></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Compensation and benefits </label><input name="benefits" value="benefits" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="benefits"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Networking / Future job opportunities </label><input name="networking" value="networking" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="networking"></td>

                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Client Size </label><input name="client_size" value="client_size" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="client_size"></td>

                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Firm Location </label><input name="location" value="locations" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="location2"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Opportunity for travel </label><input name="travel" value="travel" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="travel"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Experience in variety of industries </label><input name="experience" value="experience" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="experience"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Opportunities for internal advancement </label><input name="advancement" value="advancement" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox" id="advancement"></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td style="text-align: left" width="300" bgcolor="#efeff0"><label>Work / Life balance </label><input name="balance" value="balance" name="idea_characteristics[]" type="checkbox"></td>                 
                </tr>

I tired a few different things as you can see in the code. But, so far nothing has worked. How can I get this to work properly?

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Make sure {idea_characteristics} is also in your email notification template.

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  • I have the following in my email notification template: Desired Characteristics of Your Ideal Firm: {idea_characteristics} – Ajay Nov 26 '13 at 17:44
  • Confirm also that your form tag is set to use that notification template. – Anna_MediaGirl Nov 26 '13 at 17:48
  • Are you using the paid version of Freeform Pro? – Anna_MediaGirl Nov 26 '13 at 17:49
  • Also, post your opening form tag in your code above. – Anna_MediaGirl Nov 26 '13 at 17:50
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    The collection="" parameter has been changed in Freeform 4=Pro, use form_name="Employment Form" instead. Not sure if that will fix it but worth checking! Full list of version 4 changed tags at solspace.com/docs/freeform/upgrade_3.x-4.x so a good idea to make sure your form tag uses the latest parameter names. – Bluedreamer Nov 29 '13 at 20:53

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